Guide to Homegrown 2014

Homegrown Live Music Festival, Kingston, OntarioHomegrown Live Music Festival is celebrating its 6th year next Saturday, May 10th, at twelve downtown venues. The festival showcases some of Kingston’s finest musicians all in support of Joe’s MILL and The Partners in Mission Food Bank. Each venue will play host to one specific genre of music. This year’s festival boasts two new venues: Rhea’s and Four Points Sheraton and as well as a new Electroacoustic genre. By purchasing a bracelet for a mere $10 (or $5 with a non-perishable food donation), music lovers can move freely from place to place all day long. Bracelets can be purchased at each venue and kids under 12 get in for free. Last year’s festival raised almost $8000 and collected over 300 food donations thanks to the hard work of festival coordinators, sponsors and of course, over 300 volunteer musicians and sound engineers. Here’s a guide to who will be playing this year so you can plan your day.

Alternative (The Toucan, 76 Princess Street)
10:00 LazerBear
12:30 Owl Farm

Blues (Rhea’s, 493 Princess St.)
4:00 Sonny Slide Maddams
5:00 Kingstown New Mississippi
6:00 Shawn Dore
7:00 The Linzy McMurter Trio
8:00 Riley and Riley
9:00 Mojo Shooter
10:00 Roughmix
11:00 The Roosevelts

Celtic (Kingston Brewing Company, 34 Clarence Street)
1:30 Caccia
2:15 Roddy McCorley’s
3:00 Tony Rood
3:45 Shane Dunne
4:30 Tam Lin
5:30 Kingston Ceili Band
6:30 Solange Lacroix and Shea Donoghue
7:15 Celtic Rumblings
8:00 Fiddle Earth
8:45 Irish Roots
9:30 Seventh Town
10:15 Turpin’s Trail

Country (The Royal Tavern, 344 Princess)
12:00 Hope Clarkin
12:50 Trash
1:40 The Steel Pickers
2:30 High Strung Drifters
3:20 The Rotted Roots Ramblers
4:10 Bob Robertson Trio
5:00 The Wolf Den Feature Set
6:40 Abby Stewart
7:30 George Vanhorn
8:20 The Teagan McLaren Band
9:15 HomeGrown Hootenanny hosted by Tom Savage, Featuring The ThoroughFreds and more!

Electroacoustic (The Artel, 205 Sydenham Street)
8:00 Doors open
8:30 Sequential Shutdown
9:00 Doc Louis
9:30 Jan Tellerman
10:00 Mike Lukaszuk
10:30 Fire Moss

Folk (The RCHA Club Second Floor, 193 Ontario Street)
7:00 Tim Aylesworth
7:45 The Formica Table
8:30 Gord Beech
9:15 Darrell Bryan
10:00 Tom Hollenstein
10:45 Megan Hamilton

Folk (The RCHA Club Third Floor, 193 Ontario Street)
2:00 Kendra & Kings
2:45 Kevin Head Trio
3:30 12 Hands High
4:15 Dympna McConnell & Chris Jackson
5:00 Strung Out To Dry
5:45 Zoe & The Lost Boys
6:30 Brian Taguchi
7:15 Roger Eccelston
8:00 The Lady Racers
8:45 Giguère/Moon
9:30 Jonathan Davies
10:15 Rick Melanson
11:00 Johnathan Ryan
11:45 Goldwing

Jazz (Monte’s, 200 Ontario Street)
3:00 Queen’s University Ensemble
4:00 Lightbox
5:00 Groove Queens
6:00 Chantal Thompson
7:00 Hanah Barstow
8:00 Georgette Fry
9:00 Spencer Evans
10:00 Street52
11:00 Inside Out

Next Generation (The Mansion – The Living Room, 506 Princess Street)
4:30 Metamorphic
5:30 Aok

Psychedelic Snack (The Mansion – The Living Room 506 Princess Street)
7:00 The Outdoor
8:00 Calamity Janes
9:00 Cloud City Architects
10:00 Ianspotting
11:00 The Paradise Eaters
12:00 Shushlang

Rock (Time To Laugh Comedy Club, 394 Princess St.)
4:00 Dick Crystal And The Ice Gods
5:00 The Method
6:00 Wayne Huff
7:00 Kasey Ferguson
8:00 Jambeque
9:00 Drop Down Mama
10:00 Listen Up Kid
11:00 Vorasek
12:00 Revmatic
1:00 Richard Cranium

World Beat (The Four Points Sheraton, 285 King Street East)
7:00 Kings Don Taiko
8:00 West African Percussion Ensemble
9:00 Ibtissam H’Midouche
10:00 Nothing But Mental
11:00 Mauricio Montecinos and Latin Fusion







Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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